The best thing to do is go as far out as you can get… what you regard as ‘too far’ – and when others follow, as they will, move on. It is fun to smash guitars. My optimism wears heavy boots and is loud. Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. The world is as you are. What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did. Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life. This isn’t champagne anymore. We went through the champagne a long time ago. This is serious stuff. The days of champagne are long gone. I have a feeling that inside you somewhere, there’s somebody nobody knows about. Thank you for the tragedy. I need it for my art. In a mad world, only mad are sane.
There are two rules in life: Number 1 – Never quit Number 2 – Never forget rule number 1. Tell your own story, and you will be interesting. I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open. I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive. Only one mountain can know the core of another mountain. Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. You don’t always win your battles, but it’s good to know you fought. He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch. One can never be sure whether it’s good poetry or bad acid. I rebel; therefore I exist. I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. Whenever you get there, there is no there there. (…)